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Sian Shaw is the Digital Learning Manager at Westminster Abbey. Since August 2019, she has developed a digital learning programme from scratch for the 1,000-year-old church, which is designed to help students, teachers and families engage with the Abbey, regardless of their location.
Sian is the co-chair of the Digital Learning Network (DLNET) and volunteers as a GEM mentor, as part of a personal mission to help colleagues in the sector improve their digital literacy and build digital confidence.
Making a difference: giving pupils a voice
When our onsite project designed to help pupils develop digital skills on-site in Westminster Abbey pivoted to online, we paused for thought. How did we make sure that digital skills were at the core and avoid merely presenting a passive online session? Hear how Westminster Abbey and the CLC’s Making a Difference project challenged a group of KS2 classes to research, perform and edit a short film about the life and legacy of a historical figure, which were shared in a peer learning environment online.